Railway Station

Railway Station 1933

Title Railway Station
Date 26 February 1933
Location Guiseley
Photo ID G134
Comment This view of the station shows the depth of snow during what was an exceptionally harsh winter. It is looking towards the bridge over Oxford Road, the mill chimney belonged to Clabours, later Sunspring.
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F708 – Railway Station, Undated.

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A diesel train is on the line to Ilkley, the original station buildings and bridge are still in situ.

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Guiseley station with the original station buildings and bridge, a diesel engine is on the line.
To the right is Moon’s Mill which faces onto Netherfield Road.

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View of the line and old station buildings.

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X144 – Railway Station, Undated.

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A diesel engine on the line is going to Ilkley, the old station buildings and bridge are still in situ.

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A Diesel engine on the line at the station before electrification took place in 1994/95. The station waiting rooms and ticket office were last improved in 2002. On the right is Abraham Moon’s Mill, the last textile mill working in the area.

Photo courtesy of the Station Hotel, Guiseley.

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P662 – Railway Station, Undated.

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A view from the signal box looking along the line, the original Midland Railway iron fottbridge is still in situ, it was replaced in May 1992, to allow for electrification of the line and given a new home on the Settle Carlisle line.

Donated by Mark Busfield.

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S44 – Railway Station, 1992.

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Guiseley Station, the Midland Railway footbridge was removed in May 1992 prior to the line being electrified in 1995.
The bridge was relocated to the Settle- Carlisle line and a new bridge erected over the Guiseley track.
The factory and chimney on the right is Abraham Moon’s mill.

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S46 – Railway Station, 1992.

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Midland Railway signal box at Guiseley Station.

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S48 – Railway Station, 1992.

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Guiseley Station, seen from Oxford Road bridge.
The factory and chimney on the right is Abraham Moon’s mill, now the only working woollen mill left in Guiseley. (January 2013)

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T374 – Railway Station, 1992.

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Photo taken in spring, garden of what was once the station master’s house.

Behind we have an unusual view of two bridges side by side, on the left is the original footbridge which was removed to the Settle/ Carlisle line when the railway line was electrified, the present bridge is on the right.

Photographer Charles North.

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M346 – Railway Station, 1992.

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Two engines puling loaded goods waggons.

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F283 – Railway Station, 1994.

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The removal of the signal box from Guiseley Station and it being loaded for transportation to Bolton Abbey Station.

Photographer Gordon Hull, images donated by his son Michael.

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FF039 – Railway Station, 2006.

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Building in the station goods yard.

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FF040 – Railway Station, 2006.

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One of the original station buildings in the goods yard.

Previous Comments:

Re F708
adminCH02
The two photos were taken at or about the same time, almost certainly in the latter half of 1972. One of the posters is for the “West Riding” campaign which was launched in July 1972.
The timetable poster will not enlarge sufficient to be certain but I think it excludes Baildon which reopened on 5 January 1973.
The chap assisting the passengers is the train guard. Station staff were withdrawn in October 1968 – at least as regards passengers. They still handled parcels for a time. I don`t know exactly when this ended but it had gone by the time of these photos. The main building is disused, awaiting demolition which happened in 1974.
The timers on top of the gas lamps are a recent innovation. They were switched on manually when the station was staffed.
The signal box is now at Bolton Abbey and the footbridge at Kirkby Stephen.
The train is a class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit from either Leeds or Bradford F S to Ilkley. A similar two car set is now on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, except that it has two power cars with 600hp. The one photographed is a power car and trailer formation with only 300hp. They used to struggle with the gradients on the Ilkley line.
The line was under constant threat of closure from publication of the Beeching Report in March 1963 until Autumn 1972, when the immediate threat was lifted.

Martin Bairstow
01 February 2014.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 13 May 2022.
Last updated: 13 May 2022.

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